Award Winners

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is honored to announce the Festival Award winners presented on October 10, 2015 at the Film Festival Awards ceremony.
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2021

David Ponce Best of the Fest Award
The Last Out
Directed by Sami Khan and Michael Gassert
 
Emerging Filmmaker Award
The Neurosurgeon
Directed by Magdalena Zagala
 
Best Short Documentary Award
Charlie Surfer
Directed by Pia Stromme
 
Best US Documentary Award
Home From School: The Children of Carlisle
Directed by Geoff O'Gara
 
John Hellman Best International Documentary Award
The Price of Cheap
Directed by Barry Stevens
 
Best Local Documentary Award
Training For Freedom
Directed by Kathy Conkwright
 
Human Spirit Award
Medicine Man: The Stan Brock Story
Directed by Paul Michael Angell
 
Rotary of the Chagrin Valley Service Above Self Award
Open Hearts
Directed by Travis Pollert and Jacob Kostelli
 
Best Student Documentary Award
Life, Again
Directed by Anna Maite Kaplan and Orion Huang
 
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